Blacksmiths' assistant inadvertent clowning around in the shop, gets into fight with the smithy who is then arrested and placed in jail.
In the meantime, the assistant tries to help several customers with devastating comedic consequences.
Director:Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair Producer:Raymond Rohauer and Joseph M. Schenck Production Company:First National Attraction Sponsor:k-otic.com Audio/Visual:silent, black and white Keywords:Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton Contact Information:www.k-otic.com
September 18, 2005 Subject:
Buster Keaton at His Best!
Lot's of laughs in this Keaton short. Not to be missed.
One of the reasons I like old films is because of the sets and settings. This Keaton flick takes place mostly in the black smith shop with cars and tools for props.
Most enjoyable all the way around.
September 13, 2005 Subject:
Unknown Keaton short
This is a very pleasant and amusing Buster Keaton short. Never heard of this one. Here he plays a blacksmith that, well, since this IS a Buster Keaton film, gets into a lot of various shenanigans. EG, new ideas for saddles for horses, a spotless white horse gets some new stripes, and so on. Actually, when viewing this, you get a very interesting view of a blacksmithÂs shop circa the 1920Âs. Apparently they were also doing auto mechanics as well? Keaton also has some gags with what looks to be an S.U.V. for that time period. And of course, he gets in trouble with the boss (with the boss getting his just desserts (which happens in nearly every Buster Keaton movie ever made) ) and Buster gets the girl (ditto). A very funny and light little short.